After a 1-0 victory over Lyon on Wednesday. Erik ten Hag’s troops have traveled to the United States of America, as Arsenal vs Man United at MetLife Stadium on Saturday.
Even though it’s just club-friendly. Erik ten Hag and Mikel Arteta aren’t expected to go easy on each other, because it’s more like a Premier League.
The Red Devils aren’t planning to settle for less in Europe’s top-5 leagues next season. They want to start winning from the beginning of the campaign.
Amazingly, both Arsenal and Manchester United are still unbeaten in their pre-season fixtures. They have both won their two club friendlies.
Regardless of the competition, it’s never an easy fixture between the two English sides. As a result, Arsenal vs Man United will be interesting on Saturday.
The Red Devils were able to score 3 goals in their previous two club friendlies. Meanwhile, the Gunners have managed to register 6 goals in their two games.
Of course, Arsenal struggled against Nurnberg (1-1). However, they comfortably crushed the MLS All-Stars (5-0), showing their preparation for next season.
As a result, the Gunners set a new record on Thursday, becoming the team with the biggest win in an MLS All-Stars game. That’s impressive.
The likes of Kai Havertz, Jorginho, Bukayo Saka, and two other players were on the scoresheet for Arsenal. They really destroyed their opponent on Thursday.
Also, Manchester United were able to secure clean sheets against Leeds United and Lyon. Erik ten Hag’s troops are obviously ready for the next campaign.
Donny van de Beek was the only goal-scorer against Lyon for Manchester United. Frankly, the Red Devils have enough reinforcements.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United won at their homes in the Premier League last season. They don’t usually go easy on each other.
Speaking of both teams previous 5 head-to-head matches. The Gunners have 2 wins, the Red Devils have 2 wins, and there is one draw.
Both Mikel Arteta and Erik ten Hag have signed some players in this summer’s transfer window. As a result, they would want to win at MetLife Stadium.
Arsenal vs Man United team news
Mikel Arteta has all his players on board for their USA pre-season tour. Therefore, he has enough reinforcements to face the Red Devils on Saturday.
Thomas Partey and Smith Rowe joined the squad later in the United States of America. And they aren’t expected to participate in the pre-season.
The Ghanaian midfielder is linked with Juventus and Saudi Arabia. As a result, he’s most likely to leave the Emirates Stadium in this summer’s transfer window.
The Gunners new signings, Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber, and Declan Rice, all played on Thursday. So, they are available to play on Saturday.
Rob Holding didn’t play against the MLS All-Stars. However, he traveled with the squad to the United States of America.
Nicolas Pepe wasn’t part of the squad. The Ivorian attacker wants to leave Arsenal, so he’s currently focused on moving to another club this summer.
Folarin Balogun and Marquinhos both played on Thursday. Therefore, that makes them available for Manchester United at MetLife Stadium on Saturday.
Speaking of the Red Devils team news. Four different goalkeepers traveled to the United States of America with the squad.
Eric Bailly wasn’t part of the squad for the USA pre-season tour. The centre-back is currently at Manchester United, training alone.
Casemiro and Christian Eriksen traveled with the squad. Erik ten Hag had 13 different midfielders in his squad.
Obviously, the Dutch manager has enough reinforcements to face the Gunners. Also, 5 different forwards traveled to the United States of America.
Lisandro Martínez and Alejandro Garnacho are on the team. As a result, the Red Devils don’t really have any injured players in their squad.
Despite Anthony Elanga’s possible move to Everton. He was part of the 31-man squad for the club’s USA pre-season tour.
Surprisingly, Tyrell Malacia didn’t travel with the squad. At the same time, he hasn’t participated in any pre-season games with the Red Devils.
Arsenal possible lineup (4-3-3)
Ramsdale; Tierney, Gabriel, Timber, White; Havertz, Rice, Odegaard; Martinelli, Jesus, Saka.
Manchester United possible lineup (4-2-3-1)
Henderson; Wan-bissaka, Varane, Martínez, Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Martial.
Arsenal vs Man United predictions
Regardless of the competition, the two English sides won’t go easy on each other. It’s always a tough game between both teams.
The Gunners have added three brilliant and talented players this summer. As a result, that gives them an edge over the Red Devils.
Erik ten Hag is most likely to start Dean Henderson on Thursday. Because he’s aware that Mikel Arteta’s men are dangerous up front.
Regardless, Arsenal vs Man United predictions most likely favor the Gunners. At least, they looked balanced on Saturday.
Despite their back-to-back victories, the Red Devils struggled in their previous two club friendlies. But they wouldn’t want to win at MetLife Stadium.
Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United
The club friendly will kick-off at 22:00 BST on Saturday. Arsenal vs Man United will take place at MetLife Stadium.